Has there been a day these past couple months where we haven’t talked about Miley Cyrus? The controversial star graces the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and stars in Mike Will Made It’s “23” music video alongside Wiz Khalifa. Sit back and relax because we have a lot to talk about!
First up, Rolling Stone. Going topless with smeared black eye makeup and tongue out (of course), she’s showing off her true side for her first ever RS cover. She was so pumped about the honor that she even went and got “Rolling $tone” tatted on the bottoms of her feet, which was documented in her article. Also in the interview, she opens up about her infamous VMA performance and how she was actually shocked by the reaction it received.
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“Honestly, that was our MTV version,” she tells the magazine. “We could have even gone further, but we didn’t. I thought that’s what the VMAs were all about! It’s not the Grammys or the Oscars. You’re not supposed to show up in a gown, Vanna White-style… It’s supposed to be fun!”
While everyone has been pointing the finger at Miles for what went down on that stage, what people seem to forget was that there was actually two people involved – Miley and Robin Thicke. “No one is talking about the man behind the ass,” she says. “It was a lot of ‘Miley twerks on Robin Thicke,’ but never ‘Robin Thicke grinds up on Miley.’ They’re only talking about the one that bent over. So obviously there’s a double standard.” Speaking of double standards, she sees it popping up in pop culture more and more everyday, even in one of TV’s hottest dramas at the moment.
“America is just so weird in what they think is right and wrong. Like, I was watching Breaking Bad the other day, and they were cooking meth. I could literally cook meth because of that show. It’s a how-to. And then they bleeped out the word ‘f*ck,’” she said. “And I’m like, really? They killed a guy, and disintegrated his body in acid, but you’re not allowed to say ‘f*ck’? It’s like when they bleeped ‘molly’ at the VMAs. Look what I’m doing up here right now, and you’re going to bleep out ‘molly’? Whatever.”
We could sit here all day and analyze every, single thing about Miley’s performance and what she’s been doing post-VMAs, but it’s time to move onto the next hot-topic celeb – Justin Bieber. Telling Rolling Stone that they hang out a “little bit, but not really,” she gives her opinion on his headline-grabbing antics within this past year. “I’m not much other than him, so I never want it to feel like I’m mentoring him. But I do mentor him in a way. Because I’ve been doing this sh*t for a long time, and I already transitioned, and I don’t think he’s quite done it yet,” Miley says.
“He’s trying really hard. People don’t take him seriously, but he really can play the drums, he really can play the guitar, he really can sing,” she continues. “I just don’t want to see him f*ck that up, to where people think he’s Vanilla Ice. I tell him that. Like, ‘You don’t want to become a joke. When you got out, don’t start sh*t. Don’t come in shirtless. But the thing is, I think boys are, like, seven years behind. So in his head, he’s really, like, 12.”
Miley goes into way, way more detail about her life in the article, which we highly suggest you take a look at here. But in other MC news, watch her alongside Mike Will Made It and Wiz in “23” below!
What did you think of Miley’s Rolling Stone interview?
And do you think there was a double standard with her VMA performance?